A Peperomia Caperata is not a succulent however it is a semi succulent plant with thick waxy leaves which means it has many of the same care needs as a succulent plant would. It also has a very similar look to a succulent so if you like that aesthetic it could be the perfect plant for you.
A great thing about Peperomia is that they come in a whole range. There are many that are borderline succulents to ones that are all the way over at the other end. So if you love Peperomia plants you can collect the whole range of if you prefer a certain type you can get the plant that suits your needs.
One of the care requirements that these have similar to succulents is that they doesn’t need to be watered too often. This is important as overwatering your Peperomia Caperata can cause it rot which will result in leaf loss and eventually the death of the plant. Knowing how often to water a Peperomia Caperata can be difficult but the general rule of thumb is to let the soil dry out between waterings and then water it thoroughly. Make sure that the soil is well draining as just like many other succulents it doesn’t like to sit in water. You can achieve this from a balanced potting mix with added perlite or peat moss.
Ways in which this plant differs from succulents is that it does not do well in direct sunlight, try placing your Peperomia Caperata in low to medium lighting conditions. It also does well with moderate to high levels of humidity rather than arid conditions.
If you want a true succulent this plant might not be for you but if you’re looking for a semi succulent plant then we absolutely love the Peperomia Caperara.
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